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McMurdo S4 & S5 SARTs (Search and Rescue Locating Devices)

A SART is a 'search and rescue locating device' designed to assist in survivor craft location during search and rescue operations.

The SART is primarily intended for fitment by SOLAS vessels under carriage requirement rules. SOLAS fitting rules differ depending on type and size of vessel and survival craft. In general, at least one search and rescue locating device is carried on each side of every passenger and cargo ship over 500 gross tons. Smaller SOLAS classified vessels are required to carry at least one search and rescue locating device.

The SART should be stowed on board in a location where it can be rapidly placed in any survival craft. Once activated, the SART may be suspended inside the survival craft or mounted in an elevated position using the integrated extending pole.

S4 Rescue Radar SART

The S4 Rescue Radar SART is a 9GHz X-band radar transponder which offers proven reliability. Extremely simple to use, the S4 Rescue can be operated even with gloved or wet hands. Its compact design makes it suitable for packing in liferafts or as a carry off device.

When a radar signal is received from a ship or aircraft, the S4 Rescue automatically transmits a response signal, which clearly identifies the survival craft on the radar screen by means of a stream of 12 in-line dots. Once activated, the S4 will remain in standby mode for over 96 hours.

The S4 Rescue has been designed for reliable operation in the toughest of marine environments.

  Ship or survival craft options
  Waterproof to 10mtrs
  Compact and lightweight
  Replaceable, 5 year battery pack
  Audio/visual indication of operation
  Built-in test facility
  Integral lanyard
  Mounting options - internal/external


Ordering Information

86-300-001A - S4 RESCUE SART with bracket and pole

92-001-001A - S5 Smartfind AIS SART with bracket and pole

Smartfind S5 AIS SART

The new Smartfind S5 AIS SART is a manual deployment survivor location device intended for use on life rafts or survival craft. It meets IMO SOLAS requirements and is an alternative to a Radar SART. Compact, easy to operate and deploy, the Smartfind S5 AIS SART is a portable device packed inside a quick release carry off bag for quick evacuation.

Smartfind S5 AIS SART transmits target survivor information including structured alert messages, GPS position information and serialised identity number. Once activated the Smartfind S5 AIS SART transmits continually for a minimum of 96 hours. An inbuilt high precision GPS provides accurate position information to assist in quick recovery of survivors.

Whether wall mounted in the ships bridge or packed inside a survival craft, the highly visible and buoyant carry case affords maximum protection.

  Internationally approved
  Ship or Survival craft options
  Waterproof to 10m
  Rugged, compact and lightweight
  Non-hazardous battery for safe and easy transportation
  Minimum 96 hour operational battery life
  6 year battery life
  Visual indication of operation
  Built-in test facility
  Integral lanyard
  Mounting options - Internal/External
  Comes complete in its own carry case

Please note - Product designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. The user is responsible for determining the suitability of this product.

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